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Shrewsbury artist is a late bloomer

September 21st, 2016

Artist Joel Engelhardt with several of his pieces of art work.

Shrewsbury – “I was 72 when I started, and I love what I’m doing now,” said Shrewsbury native and artist Joel Engelhardt, who is now 75.

PCC honors retiring board member

September 20th, 2016

(l to r) Cam Sowa, vice president, PCC; Sharon Miller (Alden’s wife); Alden Miller, retiring board member; Dr. Mark Booher, president; and Mary Taber, executive director
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – On Sept. 12 current board members and staff of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts (PCC) honored longtime board member, and past president, Alden Miller, for 32 years of service on the board. Dr. Mark Booher, current board president, said that Miller was one of founding board members of PCC in Westborough. Miller […]

Barresi joins staff of Flaherty Physical Therapy

September 20th, 2016

Barresi joins staff of Flaherty Physical Therapy

Westborough to be a dementia friendly community

September 20th, 2016

Westborough – Selectman George Barrette introduced Christine Alessandro, executive director of BayPath Elder Services in Marlborough, at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 to discuss dementia friendly communities.

Northborough celebrates Applefest 2016

September 20th, 2016

Drummers from the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps march in the parade.
Photo/Jeff Slovin

Northborough – Residents and guests attended a number of events Sept. 15-18 as the town celebrated Applefest 2016.

This year’s festivities also tied into Northborough’s 250th anniversary celebration.

Hudson honors its history and future at sesquicentennial parade

September 19th, 2016

A vintage Hudson fire engine passes Town Hall.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Months after fireworks kicked off year-long celebrations of Hudson’s 150th anniversary, the town hosted its main event, bringing nearly 1,000 marchers through the heart of town for a parade honoring Hudson’s history and future.

Organized over a 12-month period starting last fall, the parade featured 14 floats spread out over seven sections. In addition to the floats, the parade drew local politicians including state Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow), Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

‘Super heroes’ come in spirit for Corridor Nine’s 23rd Annual 5k Race/Walk

September 19th, 2016

Runners take off at the start of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Applefest 5k Road Race.
Photo/Jeff Slovin

Submitted by Karen Chapman, President, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Northborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 23rd Applefest 5k/Race Walk Sept. 17 during the town of Northborough’s Applefest weekend.  More than 300 runners gathered at the Marion E. Zeh Elementary School for the race. “The annual community event attracted […]

Westborough field hockey falls to Marlborough

September 17th, 2016

#24 Ciara Shanahan from Marlborough stops #6 Haylie Borgia from progression towards the goal.

Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers field hockey team hosted the Marlborough High School Panthers Sept 14. The Panthers came out fast and got on the scoreboard quickly with team work from #12 Captain Catherine Glennon, #10 Colin Hennessy and #3 Oliva Larson.  At halftime the Panthers were up 2-0.  The Rangers battled hard and […]

‘Mike’s Green Lanterns’ to honor memory of local reporter

September 17th, 2016

Mike Gelbwasser

Region – Michael Gelbwasser was an accomplished freelance journalist who covered numerous stories in the region, first with local online media sites and then, for two years, the Community Advocate. He was also an enthusiastic comic book fan who in particular loved the “Green Lantern.” During the last year of his life, he fought the […]

Historic activist Abby Kelley Foster to be featured in one-woman play

September 17th, 2016

abby-kelley-foster-by-lynne-mckenney-lydick

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society will present “Yours for Humanity: Abby Kelley Foster” by Lynne McKenney Lydick Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. A program of the Worcester Women’s History Project, this inspiring one-woman play is based on the letters and speeches of Abby Kelley Foster, a radical abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Travel back […]

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